Bliss Gate Road, Bliss Gate, Kidderminster, DY14
- Characterful period home
- Set in nearly 3 acres
- Double garage with accommodation above
- Beautiful location on edge of the Wyre Forest
With a wonderful sweeping driveway and detached garage with a living area, a bedroom and an ensuite WC above. The flexible main property offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and multiple reception rooms. Outside are beautiful natural gardens with woodland and stunning views.
Willow Bank enjoys a fantastic rural location surrounded by some of the best woodland and countryside Worcestershire has to offer, including the celebrated Wyre Forest nature reserve. The latter can be accessed from a number of points close by, including a bridleway from Chapel Lane less than one mile from the property. There is a great visitor centre around one mile from Willow Bank complete with a café/restaurant, children’s recreational areas and nature based educational activities. The Wyre Forest reserve spans around 6,000 acres and is criss-crossed with trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. Nearby Heightington also offers many beautiful countryside walks and great views, with the Worcestershire Way footpath leading in several directions to the Teme Valley and nearby Bewdley. The historic riverside town of Bewdley is just over three miles from the subject property and has so much to offer the Wyre Forest resident, including many pubs and waterfront eateries, interesting shops and boutiques, extremely well-respected primary and secondary schooling, and exciting attractions such as the Severn Valley steam railway. Callow Hill has some useful amenities including two country pubs and a nearby post office/stores at Far Forest.
Willow Bank is a delightful smallholding nestling beautifully within the amazing mature grounds of nearly three acres. This property is ideal for those seeking a rural retreat which is secluded without being isolated. It is a must see for anybody with strong interests in the natural world and gardening as the diverse grounds are packed with mature flora and fauna which include a bluebell wood, a formal garden with a pool and a wild meadow which offers amazing far-reaching views of the surrounding area. The property offers a spacious dormer style layout which can be used in a number of different ways. In addition to the main house there is a sizeable detached garage which could be made in to a self-contained annex, subject to planning permission. This excellent outbuilding currently offers extensive garaging space on the ground floor and spacious accommodation above, the latter comprising a living area plus a double bedroom with an adjoining ensuite WC and a fantastic balcony. The balcony commands great views of the grounds.
The property is approached by an impressive sweeping gravelled driveway which branches off to the house and garaging. The main house is accessed via a double-glazed porch which has wall lights, exposed beams and stonework, and quarry tiled flooring and a door to the hallway. The entrance hall has down lighters and doors leading to the living room and kitchen. The cosy main living room has a quality ‘Clearview’ multi-fuel stove, engineered oak flooring, exposed beams and stonework, six wall lights and a double-glazed bay window providing delightful views of the pond and gardens beyond.
The spacious farmhouse style breakfast kitchen is a real feature of the property, extensive in size and providing a great central hub of the home. The kitchen area has a wealth of wall and base units, a breakfast bar and work surfaces, a Rayburn, a built-in oven and a hob, space for other appliances and a useful walk-in pantry. The light and airy living/dining section has exposed beams and stonework, built-in bookshelves and a double-glazed bay window providing great views.
Next to the kitchen is a useful study which in turn leads into the utility room, and from this the ground floor bedroom is accessed. The latter is a spacious double room with a double-glazed window overlooking the gardens, wall lights and a useful recessed area ideal for a wardrobe. This ground floor bedroom in conjunction with the adjoining utility and shower room could make for an annexe arrangement if required.
The spacious utility has wall and base units, space for appliances, loft storage and doors leading outside and to the ground floor shower room. The sizeable shower room is fully tiled and has glass bricks, a cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin, an extractor and a heater.
On the first floor are two excellent double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The extremely spacious main bedroom is large enough to accommodate an ensuite area if required and has dual aspect windows to the front and rear with superb views, exposed beams, fitted wardrobes and a large cupboard with lighting. Bedroom two is another good-sized double bedroom with excellent views of the gardens, four wall lights and built-in wardrobes and storage. The first-floor bathroom is well appointed and features a panelled bath, a vanity unit, a towel rail, an LED light and part tiled walls.
To accompany the main house is a fantastic two storey garage block which is spacious and offers lots of potential for a multitude of usages. On the ground floor is an extensive garaging area accessed via a remote-controlled roller shutter door and features power, lighting, controls for the solar panels which are located on the roof, and with a useful gardeners WC and store room. Above the garaging can be found very useful accommodation comprising living area, bedroom and WC. The living room has power and lighting and leads to the adjoining double bedroom which has an en suite WC comprising pedestal wash basin and low-level WC. French doors from the bedroom lead out to a stunning balcony which has amazing views of the gardens and wood. With the right permissions this garage block could make an excellent self-contained annexe or holiday let, and the accommodation above the garage as it stands currently provides excellent space for visitors or teenagers who want their own space. The solar panels on the roof supplement the electricity for the property and could be used for charging an electric car and the like. The sellers estimate the solar panels halve their yearly electricity bills, whilst the hot water panels on the roof of the main residence provide all their hot water.
The sweeping driveway provides parking for multiple vehicles including caravans, motorhomes and the like. The grounds are an amazing feature of the property and pay tribute to the current owner’s love for the outdoors. Either side of the driveway are upper and lower lawns which are extensive in size and beautifully maintained. The lower section of lawn is bordered by a winding natural stream with an attractive bridge leading to the other side. Here can be found an area of deciduous woodland which is awash with bluebells in the spring, and beyond that a bank of heather and gorse with a pathway through culminating in a superb, raised meadow. This lofty area flattens out nicely and offers the owner an amazing viewpoint from which to enjoy great views of the grounds and surrounding landscape. This meadow is home to an abundance of local flora and fauna, including some rare fungi. Throughout the grounds are a myriad of different plants and trees, including oak, hornbeam, grape vine, apple, walnut and asparagus.
Surrounding the house are some lovely areas of formal garden, with a splendid, paved terrace at the front of the property complete with natural pond and well stocked borders. Adjacent to the garage block is a sheltered patio and a sturdy greenhouse. To the side of the house is a wood store and drying area, and to the rear is a useful covered outhouse which leads to a walled courtyard featuring the oil tank and gate on to Bliss Gate Road.
Bliss Gate Road, Bliss Gate, Kidderminster, DY14
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- Kidderminster Station6.0 miles
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